The Cutest Primate Living in Brazil – Marmoset Monkey

Say hi to this curious Common Marmoset monkey ๐Ÿ’ which is the funniest creature that you can meet in any park of Rio de Janeiro. Scientific name of this primate is Callithrix jacchus. They’re also known as the White-tufted-ear or Cotton-eared Marmoset because of a white blaze on the forehead and white ear tufts.

๐Ÿ™ˆYou can see them accidentally in any city parks of Brazil, jumping around, as they are native to the scrub forest and drier Atlantic forest of north eastern Brazil.

๐ŸตThey live in stable groups with an average size of 8-10 individuals. Each group usually contains only one breeding pair: the highest ranking male and female.

๐Ÿ™ŠThey feed on fruits, flowers, nectar and small animal prey (including frogs, snails, lizards, spiders and insects).

๐Ÿ’Marmosets are small New World monkeys and an adult body of this cute animal has a length of 14-19cm (not including their long tail) and an average adult body mass of 300-500g.

They are very friendly and curious, always want to come close to people and take something tasty from hands. Enjoy their presence and smile ๐Ÿต

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